Improvise Our Way to Common Ground

Would the world be a better place if we all used a little more, “Yes, and…”? Perhaps. Here’s how improv can lead us toward common ground.

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Personal Branding is Over. Start Anew with a Societal Brand.

Personal branding has walled us off. Personal branding needs to end. In its place, we need to develop our societal brand. Our character depends on it.

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Avoiding Bias in a Mid-Year Self-Review

Avoiding bias in a self-review can be tricky business. While it might be tough to avoid it completely, minimizing it totally possible. Here’s how.

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When To Compromise and When To Hold Your Ground

When running a small business, deciding when to compromise and when to hold your ground can be a challenge. Negotiations can be tough to navigate.

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How to Make the Most of Your Management Time

You’re likely familiar with the feeling that there are never enough hours in the day. Mastering time management is a key to success and these tools and tricks will help you along the way.

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How Personal Brand and Shareholder Value Led Us to Selfishness

The pursuit of personal brand and shareholder value have created a business world and society soaked in selfishness. Without accountability and a business and individual mindset shift, we will sink to greater chaos.

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Are You Nice to Work With?

Eric Torrence believes somewhere along the line, being nice got a bad rap. He thinks it’s time to change that. Are you nice to work with? Here are a few ways to ensure that others think you are.

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Let’s Redefine, Re-Adjust and Rethink Human Resources

Has our traditional understanding of Human Resources departments become outdated?Maybe it’s time to rethink Human Resources.

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Stubbornness is Never a Good Leadership Trait or Virtue

Stubbornness is sometimes viewed as a positive leadership trait. It is not. Stubbornness becomes an excuse for self-centered, ineffective leadership.

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Why Great Leadership Matters More than a Rock-Star HR Department

Having an effective HR team can convince a leader that their most important work – creating an environment where people can thrive – is someone else’s responsibility. Ultimately though, great leadership matters. Cultivating these four leadership habits will ensure a team thrives.

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Ethical Choices: Followers, Courage, and Imagination

Whether we want to recognize it or not, we make ethical choices in who we follow, the courage we exhibit, and the imagination in which we see situations. Thoughts on leadership ethics.

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Must-Haves and Deal-Breakers: A Simple Exercise for Personal Clarity

Big decisions are tough. What do I want for my career? Where, and how, do I want to live? This simple exercise will help you find personal clarity and make your next big decision considerably less daunting.

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